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Just in from CMS: 14,078 HME providers quit billing Medicare between September 2009 and December 2009

January 29, 2010Mike Moran

Just in from CMS early this afternoon: The number of active DMEPOS suppliers who bill Medicare dropped from 106,707 on Sept. 1, 2009 to 92,629 on Dec. 1, 2009. That's a 13.2% reduction, and most likely reflects the number of providers who gave up their supplier numbers rather than become accredited by Medicare's Sept. 30, 2009 deadline. HME News solicited the data from CMS in early December via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Industry watchers surmised that thousands of providers would...

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Healthcare reform: House reaches compromise

July 29, 2009Mike Moran

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats in the House, has reached a compromise with leaders in the House,  according to a story The U.S. vs. John Lennon divx just posted by CNN. Earlier this month the Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees approved draft healthcare legislation, but efforts were stalled in the Energy and Commerce Committee due to push back from the Blue Dogs. According to CNN: Star Hunter trailer Bringing Out the Dead hd Red Rock West...

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